Turbotommy (32) - Westlake Village, California, USA - OCT 20, 2002
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bitter like most IPA’s. I don’t like IPA’s in general, but this one was fairly good. Of course...I did have it straight from the tap at the Pyramid brewery.
Terminus (3283) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - OCT 14, 2002
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
very mild in the hop department, but very good malt-more like an english blended with an american ipa in feel and taste. not bad, but there are much better out there
Aubrey (3451) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - SEP 27, 2002
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JAN 19, 2006 Nice copper-amber color with a clingy-lacey head. Up front, mouthfeel is somewhat watery, but it quickly turns a little thicker and creamier. Malts, which are somewhat underplayed, are sweet and biscuity. Hop flavors are light, with grassy, hay-like notes. Hop aromas are perfumey and spicy, almost minty in a way. Hop bitterness is fairly heavy, with most of it presenting itself in the aftertaste (the high Columbus alpha acids give your tongue a little bitter snap). Overall not bad, but nothing really jumped out and excited my palate.
tourette (213) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 26, 2002
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a solid IPA. Very hoppy. Classic American IPA style. A bit off balance though. It could be smoother. The aroma is great though.
40oz (181) - Newport Beach, California, USA - SEP 16, 2002
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Strong hoppy, cascade aroma. Bitter tea flavor with a slightly astringent fininsh. A good solid beer.
Andrew196 (1091) - Katy, Texas, USA - SEP 15, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dude, hoppy as hell. I am surprised that it is only 67IBU’s. The nose and taste were of fresh yard clippings...a hop lover’s dream. Well done.
morty99 (371) - Maryland, USA - SEP 11, 2002
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
SJP (483) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 21, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice amber color, and a very hoppy aroma. Strong, very sharp hops flavor in the finish with a mild malty start. The aftertaste is a bit harsh, but it still tastes quite good.
AceOfHearts (1375) - Mountain View, California, USA - AUG 20, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Typical amber color, average head. I thought that this was surprisingly crisp and well-hopped, with some citrus flavor, especially grapefruit. Not bad at all.
HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 19, 2002
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: APR 26, 2006 (BB11/06/02) Real hoppy (spicy as opposed to floral) nose. Attractive thin whitehead. Lasting lace. Very smooth. The 67ibus seem a bit high. My perceived bitterness is around 50ibus. There is enough malt to make this beer balanced and well crafted. A nice medium to full bodied IPA.